Demand for solar power is spreading among every group of homeowners – including the affluent families who want or have a slate roof. If you’re the GC involved in the construction or renovation of one of these homes, here’s what you need to know about solar installation on slate:
Traditionally very expensive and labor intensive, solar installation on slate roofs has now become affordable. The reason why is the Solar Slate Plate – a tool solar installation professionals can use to eliminate all of the guesswork from getting the job done. Use of the Solar Slate Plate dramatically reduces the risk that solar roofing tiles will be chipped, split or otherwise damaged. Installation teams can move faster, confidently, and get a job that previously would have taken several weeks or even months can be completed in half the time.
Be aware that you may need to provide your clients with some education regarding solar installation on slate roofs. Generally, the slate roof owner is highly motivated to preserve the condition of their roof and to keep the expense of maintaining that roof down. Use of the Solar Slate Plate means the roof maintains its integrity. It will still repel the elements, fire, insects, and other hazards while simultaneously serving as a strong support for the family’s new solar system.
If you have a solar installation professional you work with regularly, you may want to introduce them to the Solar Slate Plate in order to be able to increase the number of jobs you will be able to collaborate on. This is especially important in instances where the homeowner depends on the GC to find the best, most highly qualified sub contractors to get the job done.
The Solar Slate Plate is simple to use. Most installation teams learn how to use it in less than a day!